This week both the Senate and the House passed the N.C. Farm Act of 2018. I supported this bill as it contains numerous provisions aimed at supporting the state's largest industry and ensuring that farmers have the intended legal protections in the state's right to farm law.
Senate Bill 711 clarifies provisions of the current right to farm law in order to protect farmers against unfounded nuisance lawsuits, often brought by out-of-state lawyers, attempting to put them out of business.
Henderson County farmer Kenny Barnwell applauded the passage of the bill, saying, "Farming is hard enough without worrying about out-of-state lawyers filing frivolous lawsuits that only puts money in their pockets. Thanks to Chuck Edwards’ strong stand on the 2018 Farm Act, I can focus on putting food on NC families tables."
Click here to see the 2018 session highlights.